One Photo: A Quiet Spot Along The Wenatchee River

Blackbird Island Bench at Leavenworth

Blackbird Island is one of the most overlooked parts of the popular destination of Leavenworth, Washington. While there’s plenty of shopping, restaurants, and pubs just a short walk from there, this quiet public park and trail system is the perfect chance to get away from the crowds.

This quiet spot overlooking the Wenatchee River, with its bench and fenceline, not only begged to be lingered at, but also to be photographed.

One Photo: Liberty Theatre Sign In Wenatchee

Liberty Theatre Sign In Wenatchee

Finding great examples of old painted business names or advertising still left on the region’s old buildings always makes me stop and take a photo.

This colorful advertisement for the Liberty Theatre, still operating in Downtown Wenatchee by the way, is a real thing of beauty. Commonly referred to as “ghost signs”, they offer a unique look at local history.

One Photo: The Beach At Pacific Beach State Park

The Beach At Pacific Beach State Park

Pacific Beach State Park sits north if Ocean Shores and is located, obviously, right on the Pacific Ocean. It’s a small state park but the whole area has a lot to offer.

This photo was taken on our first day there, shortly after we arrived. The beach is beautiful and I couldn’t pass up the perspective of these old piers lined up and heading off in the distance.

One Photo: Contributor Stones At Soap Lake, Washington

Contributor Stones At Soap Lake, Washington

Soap Lake is one of the more interesting destinations in Eastern Washington. It’s legendary waters are loaded with minerals and, to this day, many still tout their health claims.

On the shores of the lake is an impressive sculpture feature a Native American scene. Scattered around it and embedded into the surrounding cocrete are these stones honoring the contributors who made it possible. It makes for an interesting looking scene itself.

One Photo: Diablo Lake

Diablo Lake

Diablo Lake is one of the many highlights of a trip across the North Cascades Highway. Diablo Dam holds back the water of the Skagit River in its effort to create much needed electricity for the Pacific Northwest.

This photo is taken from the Diablo Lake Overlook. The turquoise water is stunning and there are scenic views in multiple directions.

One Photo: A Fruit Tree Wood Pile

A Fruit Tree Wood pile in Swakane Canyon

A short side trip up a gravel road just north of Rocky Reach Dam took us into Swakane Canyon. There was some beautiful scenery in this small canyon. If we’d followed the road and made the right turns we would’ve come out near Cashmere between Wenatchee and Leavenworth.

On our way back out of the canyon, this long pile of cut fruit tree wood caught my eye. Seeing the wood left after orchard trees are taken out isn’t unusual in this area. The way this wood sat there, lined up along a dirt road in a small and little traveled area, just begged for it to be photographed.